Having already surpassed all expectations, Filipino outfit Global FC can make sure of a place in the AFC Cup play-offs with a draw at Myanmar’s Magwe FC on Wednesday.
It was two weeks ago at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium that Global stunned 2015 AFC Cup champions Johor Darul Ta’zim with a 3-2 victory – arguably the biggest and best result ever recorded by a Filipino club.
It came in only their second appearance in the continental competition following their maiden outing in 2015 – proof of just how far they’ve come.
That victory sent Global to the top of Group F, two points clear of the Malaysian giants.
The Dan Palami-owned outfit now need just one more point to make sure of at least a top-two finish in the group, which would be enough to see them through to the knockout stage.
And they will certainly believe they have the ability to get that point at bottom-of-the-group Magwe, who have managed just two points from their four games to date.
The two sides met in the first week of the competition, and on that occasion it was a 1-0 win for Global.
Magwe will be without Michael Alloysius, who misses out after his dismissal against Cambodia’s Beoungket Angkor.
Set Phyo Wai is set to return from his suspension, however, and the Myanmar side know that only a victory in Yangon on Wednesday would give them any hope of staying alive in the competition.